These portraits were taken using various lighting, I experimented with angles, tone, intensity and shadow to create different effects on how the face is perceived. - expand
Explain your selection process I chose these images because
"The plants I photograph are often seen as a nuisance and ugly. I want to change that conception and show the beauty in these weeds."
Explore colour photography of the figure including enhancing and exaggerating colour to express a greater mood. Experiment with composition and perspective to distort the image.
Explain what you intended to photograph. How does this link to your brief? I intended to photograph
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This is my first experiment using the body. I took these images of my hip in an empty bath so that I would have a plain background and a particular lighting.
For these images, I took photos focusing on the hands and fingers, then isolated it by selecting around the arm/hand and decreasing the brightness.
You must include your contact sheet so that we can see your selection process. You must then include your selected images before your edits so that we can see what you did. Screen grab your edits in Photoshop to illustrate what you do.
Combining the figure and isolation
I took these pictures by putting the camera on a timer and standing against a white door. However, I wanted to incorporate the black backgrounds from my isolation experiment, and also because it looks better than a white background. I then made the image black and white after changing the colour balance, highlights, shadows and contrast to create a more striking image. I changed the colours of the original to make the different hues of the skin more prominent, so the image doesn't look flat. I enhanced some of the lighter and darker areas of the skin by "painting" it on photoshop. This is so I don't lose quality and increase the noise within the image by simply increasing the contrast. It also gives the image more of a softer, dreamy feel.
Focusing on singular body parts
In this task I aimed to introduce colour gels to my images of the body. It links to my previous images by using paint on the body however I chose to focus on 1 body part this time. My composition helped to support my response to the theme by I switched between using flash and using the light in the bathroom because they create different effects. I took some images at exaggerated angles to manipulate the depth of field. A issue I had was that layering too many colour gels would make the image blurry. For the exaggerated angles this wasnt much of an issue, however when taking flat images it just seemed out of focus.
My images express my intentions which were…
The subject i chose to photograph was the body, as it is a larger canvas than an arm. It was difficult to photograph, as I needed a long exposure for the dark UV light, and I needed to stay perfectly still. I used a tripod to avoid camera shake, and so I could get the majority of the body in the frame.
Mock exam final piece
Clay on the body
Annotation Introducing a task:
In this task I was required to…..
This task links to the theme, as it shows....
My intention was to respond to (). I chose to only look at () because I wanted to explore....
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The subject I chose to photograph suited the theme as it……
My composition helped to support my response to the theme by….
I managed the exposure very well. My ISO / shutter speed / aperture settings were…..
I prioritised my shutter speed to… (capture movement / blur/ frozen moment)
I prioritised aperture to manipulate depth of field.
I used a tripod to avoid camera shake.
My images express my intentions which were…
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The subject I chose to photograph did not necessarily fit the brief as it was not interesting enough / appropriate / adequately lit…..
Next time I should go to (a different location), photograph at a different time of day, organise people in advance, think more about my composition so that….. ect
I did not create enough depth of field / sense of movement. The image is over exposed / underexposed / too blurred.
Next time I should use a tripod / use a different type of lens (be specific) / experiment with film…
My images do not show my intentions which were…
The concept wasn’t clear in my images, I need to make it more explicit by…
Next time I will consider the work of (a photographer) to inspire a more accurate depiction of what I want to achieve.
I will experiment further with… (blur / shutter speed / composition)
Analysis What do you think the photographer’s intentions are? There may be more than one. ‘PEC’ each intention. P (Photographer’s name) creates (what type of images? Fantastical, surreal, objective) E He / she does this by… (describe something in the image) C He/she wanted us to consider …. What wider issues is thephotographeraddressing? P (Photographer’s name) is considering (is the photographer talking about a bigger issue in photography, society, politics?) E This is shown by … (describe something in the image) C The (Photographer’s name) was interested in this issue because (they felt it was relevant to us now…) How do the materials and techniques used support your photographer’s intentions? P (Photographer’s name) has used (the darkroom / multiple exposure / film / digital manipulation techniques) in creating this work. E This creates a ______ effect. (describe something in the image) C This helps to support (Photographer’s name) point about (showing an identity / hiding a person’s identity / the media / anonymity)